What is the relationship of Art Conservation and a Collectors?

Usually, collectors require the services of an art conservator to perform conservation treatments when necessary; to periodically monitor the condition and recommend changes in the object environment; to perform routine maintenance on more sensitive pieces, and finally, to assess condition before works of art are collected. Major museums (with their own conservation staff) pass all potential acquisitions through the conservation departament for an assessment. This process is even more important for private/corporate collections since an individual cannot know everything necessary to ensure a well-informed purchase or whether an artwork is maintainable.